Well, I feel a lot better than I did in the last week.
Along with journaling and yesterday’s blog post, I was able to slow down and reflect on everything instead of scrambling around like a manic mouse.
I was able to have 2 phone conversations with some quality girlfriends as well as attack this accounting nightmare whilst watching YouTube through apple tv in our bedroom.
We stood firm on not putting a TV in the bedroom, but we purchased an awesome dresser from Bryt and it fit so well on it and we were able to take the living room TV count from 3 to 2. It also helped because I was able to watch vlogs while filling up our bookshelf which eliminated one whole box to be unpacked. We now have 8 left to go.
I was able to get a lot of thinking done about my role here in Hawaii. I know that flying back and fourth from here to physically be at my job will only last for another year and a half. With the help of my business partner, I also realized that when I left last time we were not open which left me incredibly disconnected from things. The only way I can see what needs to be done and how we operate is to come back and observe/work. Then, when I get back here, I will know what is needed and more work will be piling in for me here as it is likely we will be working on our second location!
While I am here, I am a working house-wife who spends her free time on personal projects (fitness, blogging, vlogging) and when her husband has free time, we vacation on island chipping away and documenting our bucket list before we leave for good.
I’m pretty happy with that.
I guess part of me needs a plan or some sort of direction, even if it changes constantly and is all in my head.
But anyway . . .
Here is a rough draft of our plans for the Summer of 2015
June – I fly back to Miami to cram as much work and observance as I can for 10 days. Mike will fly in about half way through to finally see what we’ve created and get put to work a bit too . After that, we fly to NJ together spending 3 days with my family and friends. On the last day we rent a car and start driving down the east coast.
July – We meet up with groups of Mike’s family and spend about 3 days each for each chunk of family including fourth of july which will be spent in Atlanta. We drive to Charleston, spend some time there and fly back to Hawaii together where we have decided to visit another island (likely Maui) for a few days instead of spend a crazy amount of money on a week long vacation in Orlando like we want. We are thinking that will be our post-deployment vacation.
August – I planned to head back to Miami for a short time if Mike also had to leave for a long time, but it doesn’t seem feasible for me physically and financially. This month will be a roller coaster of happy and sad while we cram in quality time and bucket list happenings all whilst gearing up all of the sad mundane things we have to do before deployment happens.
SN: I will still be working for the restaurant from my (hopefully new) laptop during my trip whenever and however I can!
SN2: Mike’s underway and deployment dates will never be put out there! I will be very discreet in when and how I post my vlogs and blogs that talk about him leaving and where he is etc.
Cheers to today being positive!
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